House Rises Rushing Through Business

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 10:03 PM)

MPs completed the committee stage of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill this evening much quicker than the Government expected leaving it to scramble to deal with an unexpected debate.

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Animal Welfare Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 7:53 PM)

A new animal welfare regime has taken another step towards law with the completion of the bill’s committee stages with an amendment to prevent animals being used for testing cosmetics included.

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Questions and Answers – March 31

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 7:11 PM)

Questions to Ministers Economy—Dividends to Families 1. ANDREW BAYLY (National—Hunua) to the Minister of Finance : What policy measures has the Government announced that will help to distribute dividends from the growing economy to New Zealand families and children?

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Peters Debuts as MP-elect for Northland

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 5:06 PM)

Winston Peters debuts as MP-elect for Northland. Greens co-leader Russel Norman asks questions about Climate Change.

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Immigration Bill Completes Committee Stage

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 4:44 PM)

An immigration bill to increase punishments for people exploiting migrant labour has completed its committee stage.

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Access Week in Parliament 31-03-15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 3:45 PM)

The Week in Parliament with Hinaya Ahu – highlights of the week in the chamber, committee news, eulogies for Lee Kuan Yew and Malcolm Fraser and, of course, the Mystery Voice.

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A Flood Of Committee Reports

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 2:08 PM)

When Parliament resumed a swathe of select committee reports were presented.

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Questions For Oral Answer March 31

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 11:33 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What policy measures has the Government announced that will help to distribute dividends from the growing economy to New Zealand families and children?

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Animal Welfare And Immigration

by Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 10:44 AM)

MPs will debate the committee stages of a number of bills covering immigration and animal welfare law when Parliament sits today.

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Briefings on Korean FTA & Disarmament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 10:03 AM)

Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA  and nuclear disarmament.

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Cricket & By-election Dominate Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, March 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM)

Week dominated by talk of cricket and the Northland by-election.

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Questions and Answers – March 26

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 7:48 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Research and Development—Effect on Economy 1. JAMES SHAW (Green) to the Minister of Science and Innovation: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will “build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New Zealand’s economy”?

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House Rises

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 6:19 PM)

The House rose at 6pm interrupting the interrupted second reading debate of the Human Rights Amendment Bill.

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KiwiSaver Bill Completes Third Reading

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 5:04 PM)

A taxation bill freeing up more KiwiSaver money for first home buyers deposits has passed its third reading with general support.

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Excitement Over Northland By-election

by Desk Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 4:59 PM)

Looming Northland by-election produces excitement in the House. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA.

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Business Statement

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 2:10 PM)

The Government will give priority to welfare and immigration bills next week.

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Questions For Oral Answer March 26

by Editor (Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 11:38 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Science and Innovation: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will “build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New Zealand’s economy”?

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